PayPal Invades Gas Stations

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The line between online and offline continues to be blurred as travelers will soon be able to pay for gas at gas pumps with — you guessed it! — PayPal. Continue reading

The Wire Interview: Kamo Housing Owner, Andrey Kamogari

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The Wire Interview is a continuing series of interviews with players in the corporate housing industry.

This week we present a special chat we had with Andrey Kamogari, owner of Kamo Housing, an interesting company working within three different sects of the temporary housing industry, namely, corporate housing, homestays, and shared apartments. Continue reading

[VIDEO] In Austin it Pays to Procrastinate

AustinSkyline-Lou-Neff-Point-2010[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

Here’s a video from a local news channel in Austin, Texas, about what the city’s three-month-old short-term rental ordinance has been met with by the the multitude. In a word: Procrastination.  Continue reading

Zillow Expands Like A Marshmallow In A Microwave

DSC_03331-600x398[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

Looks like business is booming for online real estate service company Zillow. Continue reading

Geek Out at Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas

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Courtesy of blog.mondotees.com

[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

Austinites! Those visiting Austin on business! Don’t commit the geek sacrilege of not paying a visit to the famous Mondo Gallery, featuring a mix of original artwork and limited edition screen prints.  Continue reading